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  1. 5 points
    Andrew Davies

    crossflow street/strip build

    engine mostly assembled. had to cut up some clevo guide plates and run them individually. sent pushrods back to get some stock length ones because they are a perfect fit (we knew it would be hard to guess after all the changes). left to do : install a new bush and cam gear onto dizzy waiting on pushrods so i can finish top end assembly install oil filter install water pump install rear welsh plugs install ballancer install electric fuel pump and wire into car then when i get a free weekend swap her in ! sorry for the slow progress (had a few issues with machine shop).
  2. 4 points
    burnnotice1000

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Pictures of sold engine Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  3. 4 points
    gregaust

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    We did it years ago The old RDP ute , Factory clevo block from the wreckers , C302B heads , 2 x 88mm Turbos 1273 RWHP . It went on to run 8.50 That factory block never let us down . And i can verify it was every bit a factory clevo block.. Was grouted to welch plugs . The only thing in the block was some fretting of the main caps @ 8200 rpm That same day I got to take that car ontrack for powercruise . It was fast 1273rwhp Ford BA Xr8 Ute by RDP Motorsport USA - YouTube Ford Ba XR8 Twin Turbo Ute at the Drags Testing Built by RDP Motorsport - YouTube Twin Turbo Ford XR8 Ute by RDP Motorsport - YouTube
  4. 4 points
    CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    my oil filter thing came from the usa ,says suits 335 series and big block ,this is going on my 400 ,couldnt find any company here that does them ,also has a big allen key hex to screw it in,im also back at work ,i got my old job back i started on monday and things are looking up,now i can think about a roller cam and spend a bit more where it is needed.
  5. 4 points
    CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

  6. 3 points
    Thom

    XF AU Windsor conversion

    There's alot to go through here and I'm guaranteed to miss something but the short answer is using a 6 cylinder t5 and a crs or modified 4 speed bellhousing will put the shifter through the stock hole in the floor, a factory xf t5 (or modified single rail) crossmember will work and a stock single rail (assuming stock diff) tailshaft will work, off the shelf headers will work too (factory eb-au ones are garbage and will interfere with a right hand starter Windsors and Cleveland's have the same engine mounts and bellhousing pattern and their relationship to each other is the same for both engines, a Cleveland has a taller deck height and physically larger heads making a Cleveland taller and wider than a 302 Windsor bust slightly narrower than a 351 windsor ( 302 Windsor 8.2 inch deck height, Cleveland deck height 9.2 inches, 351 Windsor 9.5 inch deck height The path of least resistance for what you want to do would be to use a 6 cyl t5 (preferably e series falcon) and a crs or modified stock bellhousing (you will have to get a flywheel to suit, make sure it is one that has a 50oz balance to suit the roller windsor, a stock or upgraded e series t5 clutch will work) with one of their trans mounts (or make your own) the rest of the stock driveline should work
  7. 3 points
    bear351c

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Although I'm pretty impressed, there ain't much Clevo left in that engine...
  8. 3 points
    CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    yikes
  9. 3 points
    sorry for the late update, machine shop only just returned my stuff. so they decked block to 0 then realised comp was 12.8-1 so they machined a small dish in my pistons and went with a 60thou mls head gasket. crow sent wrong cam, i ordered the 14806 and got the 14626 still have to work out my final comp with this stick to see if it will work or ping its ass off. machine shop forgot welsh plugs and fuel pump block plate (maybe more havent had a good look). still waiting for my engine paint to show up (hopefully this week so i can start assembly on the weekend). also crow didnt send a dizzy gear so that leads me to my next question : im currently running an est dizzy and im not sure if it will fit my new block (im sure its an xe block) ? not a big issue as i still have to order pushrods after i assemble and measure. slow progress is still progress ! to make things worse my old engine is now hammering oil and coolant from the head gasket so i better get a move on !
  10. 2 points
    deankdx

    XF AU Windsor conversion

    @Thom can you read the post above and see what pops out...or tag anyone who might know the difference between clevo an windsor flywheel, and where the engine sits in the bay related to the heater pipes(dictated by the engine mounts) is the left bank staggered forward on the windsor and vice versa on the clevo? what makes them not fit usually? i don't know. @fotz i'll reply in each of the above separately. yes, the windsor is rarely chosen into X series. i just remembered @ashXFute has the windsor in XF but auto though, might be able to share some more answers related to firewall position/heater hose clearance.. thread here yes the XF T5 mount should mount the 6cyT5 in the right spot on a clevo/CRS bell housing into XE XF .. i don't know about the EB to XH bell housing/V8 box though. have you tried contacting CRS? they may have these answers. they may not also. in My opinion, (not sure) the windsor should put the gear stick in the same spot as a clevo. (if so, then XF 6cyl tail shaft will work etc on a CRS bell housing) CRS may know the answer, try calling them. see above reply, 26mm further back if it ends up there is right in the brace for the bucket seat reinforcing .. so you don't want to be there unless the windsor actually does mount further forward? something to confirm/check with CRS etc or AshXFute may be able to check? also see previous answer, if it does put the stick further back, thats into the seat brace reinforcing. i'm sure an engineer would want some reinforcing if it was cut into.. and then you'd need a shorter tail shaft if so i would think(assuming the mounting face to extension housing of a V8 T5 is otherwise identical, then also the T5 cross member may not reach this far back(there's some adjustment, not as much as the Mal Wood one above.. perhaps call Mal Wood also. (i Hear he's a busy man, so try to get your questions simple for a short call) this i don't know. if the difference Clevo to Windsor is how the left bank cylinders are staged, then the bell housing face and engine mounts could be identical? i thought this was the reason the windsor heads cleared the heater. can't confirm sorry, i'd call CRS first, if they are unhelpful i'd be surprised. you could mention if they don't mind you can put the info into the Ozfalcon.com.au forum with a mention of their advice (for future enquiries/sales) they may spend more time thinking about it than otherwise. (the last time i rang CRS, Rod Hadfield was still there, that was long ago. )
  11. 2 points
    2redrovers

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Are you on facebook? Someone looking to buy a 400 https://m.facebook.com/groups/197562983773533/permalink/1739457599584056/
  12. 2 points
    deankdx

    XF AU Windsor conversion

    i'll explain in My words what's happening with (6cy) T5 bell housing for V8 from CRS, the 6cyl and V8 single rail 4 speed is same everything in the front as a 6cyl T5(other than diameter of the hole needed for the carrier that holds the thrust race. ) so when using the CRS bell housing, you can use everything from an XA to XE single rail V8 set up on a cleveland.. (not sure about the balance of a windsor, they always confuse me when it's mentioned... as in, if the flywheels are balanced same) a T5 6cyl XF and single rail 6cyl XF use same shifter location, and tailshaft but the T5's gearbox crossmember is different, it's bent in a banana shape(i made one for My XE because i couldn't find one.. EA ones are same also) here is the 6cyl T5 mount i made for XE/XF about 20yrs ago and here is how many 6cyl T5 to single rail bell housings were done 20yrs ago note the lower bolt holes aren't used(no bell housing support there) but drilled and bolted in a different spot. in this case, the carrier that holds the thrust race was removed and machined down in diameter to match the single rail bell housing, but people have also bored out the single rail bell housing to fit the t5 directly.. and @gerg welded on metal for the lower T5 bolts to be used on his.
  13. 2 points
    burnnotice1000

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    The new oil thing fits nice and this is what olm8 at the machine shop was getting a bone from see how you can't even get a steel ruler between the bores it's like the first are fused together and they are all the same ,might be a bit hard to see though with only mild corosion on a 50 year old block Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  14. 2 points
    CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    just about everybody here on the gold coast is in the tourism trade,its 28 deg here atm and just had that mega storm go thru ,also buying a fridge today just as a spare 2nd hand one,she said just put it in the garage,before i bought it i made sure a borg warner centre would fit in the freezer to shrink it a few thou cause dont have a spreader.
  15. 2 points
    CHESTNUTXE

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    The 400 reco engine sold last night,$4000,picking up saturday,that facebook marketplace is 1000 times better than e bay,in just 2 days i had 2000 looks instead of 50 looks for 7 days on e bay,now have some cash to look at some wheels for my own 400 engine,but slim pickings out there ,i hope i can snag something that is not advertised,prefer xe sedan roller .
  16. 2 points
    bear351c

    xd - xf rear disc brake calipers

    Be warned........they ain't cheap.!! I rebuilt a couple, some parts are made of unobtainium, pistons are pricey, and specific (for XC/XD)
  17. 2 points
    burnnotice1000

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    I've come across quite a few in the last year or so I like em ,I see that block is the DIF casting ,very common in Australia as most of them came out of galaxy's ect,a few show up out of 4x4 s and f trucks like the CF block I just rebuilt Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
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